A SEASIDE town in the UK is having a resurgence – and has grand plans for a new attraction.
New Brighton, in Wirral, was once a hugely popular tourist resort, with the tallest tower in the UK and the biggest lido.
However, many of these have since been removed – the tower was taken down by 1921 and its pier was removed in the 1970s, followed by the pool in the 1990s.
The Tower Ballroom, which once welcomed The Beatles, burnt down in the 1960s, while ferry services between Mersey and New Brighton were also scrapped.
Despite once being a rival for Blackpool, the UK seaside town is now looking to return to its hey-day.
One of the new attractions of the Marine Promenade Masterplan would include a floating lido right next to the beach.
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It would be similar to The Harbour Bath in Denmark, which has a50m long pool, a children’s pool, a diving pool and two saunas.
Another inspiration is the Allas Sea Pool in Finland with three pools, a cafe and a sauna.
Along with the lido, the report revealed plans for a pop up beach park, theatre plaza, restaurants and cafes.
A land train would provide better transport in and out of the town.
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